Christchurch Urban Farming events

On Feb 5th, Jean-Martin Fortier and Curtis Stone will be in Christchurch to host the first public event of the three week Six Figure Farming NZ Tour. This will be followed by the first two-day workshop.

Friday Feb 5th – 6:45pm – 9pm:  Thanks to the support of Vicki Buck, this public event will be held at the recently opened Te Hapua Halswell Centre. Cultivate Christchurch, The Food Resilience Network and Ooooby, will introduce their projects before Jean-Martin Fortier and Curtis Stone take the floor.

Saturday Feb 6th and Sunday Feb 7th: The two-day weekend workshop will be held at the XCHC – 376 Wilsons Rd, from 9am – 5pm. Jean-Martin Fortier will take the first day and Curtis Stone the second. There is an immense amount of detail on these workshop days, which you can read about at

The Urban Farmers

Jean-Martin Fortier is known for his comprehensive and much admired book, The Market Gardener. Jean-Martin and his family are well known for their ability to successfully create a six-figure income from under two acres of organic vegetables, farmed by hand in Quebec.


Curtis Stone is highly respected for his expertise with quick growing, high value annual vegetables for the consumer market, as described in his book, The Urban Farmer. Curtis uses organic intensive techniques and with a focus on business and systems to streamline labour and production, he offers a new way to think about farming. One where quality of life and profitability coexist. 


You read more about what JM and Curtis will cover in their two-day workshop then book your place by visiting

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